What is Queensland Young Voices?
Queensland Young Voices gives children from mid-primary to high school the chance to sing, perform and be welcomed into a community where everyone loves making music. It’s like ‘finding your tribe’!
Queensland Young Voices Musical Director Hayley Marsh’s goal is to develop each member’s vocal technique, introducing two and three-part harmonies and a cappella to a repertoire that includes well-known movie and musical numbers, gospel songs, pop, folk, classical and blues. With Hayley conducting and Queensland Show Choir’s much-loved accompanist Connie Lien on piano, each chorister is exposed to a level of professional musicianship that enhances their own musical literacy.
But, as well as vocal techniques, the Queensland Young Voices kids also learn choreography and movement, and enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes from working with friends as part of a team. Queensland Young Voices kids are also offered opportunities to perform at various concerts, Christmas Carols and social events, including the annual Brisbane Sings, staged at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Concert Hall. Above all, Queensland Young Voices kids sing for the enjoyment!Join Now
Why is Queensland Young Voices different to other youth choirs?
It’s a show choir
A show choir differs from a traditional choir in that it incorporates simple, but entertaining moves and choreography into the performance. Of course, it’s a challenge for some youngsters to sing in unison, in harmony, in tune and in time, while effortlessly sidestepping, using arm gestures or positioning the head, just so. But with practice, coaching and encouragement from our older members, the Queensland Young Voices choir members are confident and accomplished stage performers, as well as fine ensemble or solo singers. And it’s a heck of a lot of fun too…
Join and you never have to leave!
There’s no age limit at Queensland Show Choir. After Queensland Young Voices, teenage choristers can graduate to one of the adult ensembles – and continue to be part of the inclusive QSC community.
In fact, QSC is one of the few choirs in Australia where three generations of single families sing in various ensembles and where many choristers start as children and stay for life.
And with so many social events and performances bringing the entire choir community together, Queensland Young Voices kids really do become part of an all-singing, extended family.